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“Never one thing and seldom one person can make for a success. It takes a number of them merging into one perfect whole.” — MARIE DRESSLER, Canadian actress (1869-1934)

The Greeting

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good morning, 413. Welcome to your Friday ... as of this writing, it's T-minus seven hours and 23 minutes until quitting time.  Yabba dabba do!

Until your weekend begins, we have these news stories to enrich your day: 

A number of rabbis are urging Passover seder planners not to cross the picket line at the region's Stop & Shops, where many people typically stock up on kosher foods for the holiday. Cross the picket line, and you stray into the realm of the un-kosher, they intone. Let us pray for the contract impasse to pass.

A builder of tiny houses is moving south from North Adams to Adams.

The Adams Select Board ran afoul of the state open meeting law, according to a recent decision from the state Attorney General's Office. 

There's a new launching spot on the Housatonic River next to the Division Street Bridge that will make it easier to get onto the water at a stretch that is teeming with wildlife.

And don't miss these other headlines ...

GAME ON: Staff writer Bob Dunn returns from Pax East with mad gaming knowledge and what to expect for the coming year.

A HISTORIC NEW BOSS: Lesley Herzberg is the new executive director at the Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

P.S. In case you're a fan of jiu jitsu or mixed martial arts, world champ Demian Maia will be teaching in Lenox on Saturday. Yes, that's correct, world class training right here in the Berkshires.

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The Plan

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EAGLE EVENTS: Check out these Eagle-sponsored events: We're hosting the UpCountry Magazine 2nd Wine, Food & Spirits Celebration on May 2, as well as an advanced learning event on immigration

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The Snap

Micah Zasada, 12, of Williamstown tosses a bucket of rainbow trout into the Stockbridge Bowl in Stockbridge on Thursday. Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife brought about 800 fish to stock. Colorful trout ranged in size from 6-18 inches.

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